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Cake, candles and a wish for more HIV cures

An HIV workshop pays tribute to Timothy Ray Brown, whose cure 10 years ago fueled research — and hope

Feb. 13, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At an HIV cure workshop, activists and researchers celebrated Timothy Ray Brown's 10th 'birthday.' A decade ago, Brown became the first and so far only person in the world to be cured of HIV after undergoing grueling bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening leukemia. Over and over again on Sunday, he heard people say, "Timothy, you give me hope."

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‘She’s like a sister to me’

Stem cell donor and recipient form a lifelong bond

March 9, 2016 | By Megan Herndon/Fred Hutch News Service

When Sophia Kawada traveled to Seattle for a work conference last fall, she told her office she’d be staying with a friend. But it wasn’t an old friend from school or a friend of her family – she’d be staying with Todd Hirai, the man whose life she had saved with a stem cell donation.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Feb. 4, 2016 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

Drs. Marie Bleakley and Soheil Meshinchi receive $1M to design targeted immunotherapies for childhood leukemia; pancreatic cancer treatment advancing in clinical trials; novel mathematical model could transform dosage selection for clinical trials; new global initiative for breast cancer has roots in Seattle; Dr. Colin Correnti speaks at inaugural SHIFT 2016

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A life in tune

Erlinda Santos balances science and song after more than four decades at Fred Hutch

Jan. 6, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Erlinda Santos, a research tech supervisor, has logged more than 40 years hunting for cures at Fred Hutch. She may also be the only Filipino-born scientist in the nation whose research is partially rooted in American crooners. Perry Como. Pat Boone. Elvis. In her childhood home outside Manila, her father was an electronics technician who bought and placed jukeboxes in local restaurants, maintaining the machines and reaping the coins patrons plunked in to hear 1950s dinner tunes. "We were brought up from those jukeboxes," she said.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 22, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

Dr. Corey Casper accepts SeattleMet 'Light a Fire' award on behalf of Global Oncology; Dr. Andrew Hsieh named a 2015 V Foundation Scholar; Dr. David Maloney receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Whitworth University

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HIV cure research today: Gene therapy, molecular scissors and Where’s Waldo

More than 100 researchers gather at second annual Fred Hutch conference

Aug. 14, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

From across the country, HIV experts and cancer researchers who have devoted their careers to improving stem cell transplants came together at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Thursday and Friday. Their goal? To talk about how to translate the world’s only known person to be cured of HIV to a cure or long-term remission that is less risky, less costly and broadly applicable to the millions worldwide now living with the virus.

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